Will you be ready?
Planning 4 Delivery is a safety improvement programme designed to reduce close-calls and near-misses, preventing accidents and fatalities on the railway. It is the biggest transformation in a generation, and will affect every company that provides operational services into the UK rail infrastructure.
In short, Network Rail are going paperless. This means big changes to the existing track access and Safe System Of Work planning processes, including the replacement of its own outdated SSOWP system with a next-generation mobile solution in early 2021.
So what does this mean for you? To be competitive and to secure your standing in the supply chain, you will need to go mobile too… and soon. But don’t fret – you’re in the right place.
” The old days of lever-arch files and illegible handwriting are numbered. It’s estimated that over the next five years more than 100,000 mobile apps will need to be created for the rail industry alone. “
We are the new standard
In association with OnTrac, the UK’s leading software solutions partner to the rail industry, Nutshell is at the forefront of this revolutionary digital transformation initiative, providing the mobile capability behind a suite of groundbreaking apps at it’s core.
Rail Hub is OnTrac’s fully-digital end-to-end solution based on the 019 Standard and is already used by most of the Network Rail supply chain to manage and report on the Safe System Of Work planning process to the very latest compliance standards.
The reasons to invest in Rail Hub are obvious: it saves time (reducing a two hour process to less than 10 minutes), it saves money (pays for itself within 2-3 months on paper costs alone) and more importantly, it saves lives (over a million safe work packs created every year, and not a single life lost).
eSWP tablet app
Central to Rail Hub’s digital eco-system and trusted by more than 15,000 rail workers, eSWP enables PICs to manage and digitally sign Safe Work Packs remotely.
Access Points smartphone app
Allows engineers to search more than 10,000 approved access and egress points, automatically picking up authorised walking routes and local red zones.
National Hazard Directory app
The most comprehensive and up-to-date risk register in the UK, delivering more than 16,000 track-miles of geo-tagged data to more than 12,000 engineers.
A new era is coming
In 2021, Network Rail will roll-out the next generation of Rail Hub as part of the P4D Programme, taking the UK’s rail access planning processes 100% digital and making photocopies, wet signatures and preventable accidents a thing of the past.
In collaboration with Ernst & Young, OnTrac are already taking advantage of Nutshell’s no-code application development platform to deliver the rapid expansion of Rail Hub utilities to a workforce of more than 45,000 track-side engineers across 600+ companies.
And they’re not alone
Nutshell is trusted by rail industry giants such as Siemens, Murphy and Systra to name a few, building and deploying sophisticated track-side mobile apps to their field engineers faster than ever before.
Don’t be left behind
As a core mobile component in the digitisation of Network Rail’s access planning process, nobody knows more about the P4D Programme and it’s potential influence on the sector than our team of rail industry experts.
Our rapidly expanding library of compliant safety and construction apps for iOS, Android and Windows (desktop apps coming soon) are fast becoming the de-facto standard for Network Rail and it’s supply chain.
So if you’re wondering how to go about digitising your safety-critical processes before the competition does, Nutshell might be your new best friend.
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